| Feb 5, 2011
With the future of manned NASA missions uncertain, diversions along the Space Coast of Central Florida are becoming less about space and more about the coast.
Not to worry. Towns such as Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and Titusville offer plenty of coast to...
| Aug 28, 2010
"Who's the best pilot you ever saw?"
It's childish, sure, but on final approach to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station I can't resist uttering that line made famous by Dennis Quaid as astronaut Gordon Cooper in "The Right Stuff." The uncluttered stretch...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Nicole Marie Merringer and Anthony Allen Paxton were married Oct. 9 at Walter’s Mill covered bridge at the Somerset Historical Center. The Rev. Joseph Gray performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Joann Merringer of...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 12:25 PM
I just returned with my family from our three-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, where I blogged daily from the ship about our experiences and took photos.
It was the first cruise for my family, Disney or otherwise. We found the ship’...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.
But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Forty years ago, rock shrimp were considered a trash catch. They were called "peanuts" and "hard heads" because of their tough outer shell. Once opened, the crustaceans revealed a large sand vein that was anything but mouthwatering.
Brevard County boat...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 9:52 AM
MIAMI — The new Disney Dream has a water ride, the AquaDuck, that propels guests through a clear tube that loops out over the edge of the ship. It has two interactive game floors that parents want to play on. too; a 3-D theater that screens Disney...
| Jun 21, 2011
Disney Cruise Line has recenty rolled out a few details as the new Disney Fantasy continues construction at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Time-lapse video shows the structure of the ship progressing as it nears its 2012 debut.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Established in 1953, this deep-water port on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida, less than an hour's drive from Orlando (about 54 miles from Orlando International Airport), offers a variety of cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean including three-,...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Kayaking in the Mosquito Lagoon on a moonless summer night reveals blazing stars and comets — not in the sky but in waters thick with "bioluminescent" plankton.
When mullet jump out of the water, they look like rockets shooting off. Though the...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 9:08 AM
Lisa is cursing at the Tom Tom on the dashboard. I am cursing at my dysfunctional laptop and/or cellphone. It is raining and cold. Our windows are fogged. Probably with the steam from our ears.
This is what happens when 21st-century reporters go off in...